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Thread: Have you ever felt ignored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    I have noticed that some people keep their threads near the top of recent topics by responding every time someone adds to their post.
    I'm one of those who tries to respond to replies to my threads. (I wrote about this in my earlier post on this thread.) I just want to make it clear that my purpose is not to bump my threads back to the top.
    This is exactly why I feel funny responding to every single reply to a post of mine. If I post a picture of a project and there are a lot of "looks great", "nice job", etc. I think it can be way overkill to respond to every single one of them. I try to answer any specific questions and I also do a, "thank you everyone...."

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    I am sorry that you or anyone else here has ever felt slighted (((HUGS)))
    In the last 4 months, the volume of topics has quadrupled at times here :D:D:D Between Thanksgiving and New Years I was kinda laid up and spent more time here on the board than normal... I could literally spend 5-6 hours reading ALL of the new threads and keeping up with the ongoing ones...and still miss some things :wink:
    I really don't think anyone is intentionally ignoring anyone, it just gets hard to keep up some times :D:D:D
    As much as we would all love to read and respond back to everyone, it just isn't always possible.
    If I have ever done this, please believe that it was never an intentional slight, it was just an oversight.
    Another thought is this...when I respond to others who reply to my topic, I read what has been answered and then type my responses, sometimes I wonder in doing this, we forget someone's reply? I don't always hit quote reply to answer, because sometimes that would mean doing this 20+ times, so many of us try to answer all/most in one response.

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    I try to reply when I can, but then wonder if you all are getting sick of hearing from me. :-)

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    I am the same way, out in the country, and this forum has become a welcome place to me. I dont always comment, but, I enjoy the company I recieve from you all.

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    I liove in the coountry , like ..baileys mom. This forum is company. God Bless every one of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne

    However, when I start a thread, I try to acknowledge every reply. Then I worry that I'm overdoing it and should back off and let people talk to each other without me commenting on every post.
    I feel this too Lisa! (sorry to edit you BTW!) When I get lots of nice comments if I post a quilt for example, I appreciate every single one and want to thank each person individually but that would soon get very long and I suspect boring for ppl checking in to find me saying 'thanks' to someone who just said 'nice quilt'! So in general I only respond to specific questions or comments and put in a general 'thanks everyone' now and then. I hope this doesn't make ppl feel ignored if I haven't responded specifically to their comment.

    Some threads very quickly run to several pages and I try to at least skip read every one before asking a question, in case it's already been discussed but sometimes it's just not possible. We have so many members now and are such an active board, I guess we're victims of our own success! :-D

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    K3n, no need to apologize for editing me. I do that, too. It makes it easier to read and follow for everyone when you only keep the bit you're replying to.

    And I'm glad I'm not alone in not always knowing when to respond and when I'm responding too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    K3n, no need to apologize for editing me. I do that, too. It makes it easier to read and follow for everyone when you only keep the bit you're replying to.

    And I'm glad I'm not alone in not always knowing when to respond and when I'm responding too much.
    Maybe what was worse was that I called you 'Lisa'! :shock: :hunf: Sorry Lisanne! Duh! :lol:

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    I've felt that way before, like when I posted my first quilt. Some people said things, but then I'd see others post their first quilt and they had pages and pages of comments. I think it has to do with day of the week and time of day you post, too.

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    i'm sorry, but i'm confused by the question. none of your posts have been ignored. you've gotten at least a few replies to each one. you've receive many replies to most. you also have thousands of views. no few than 107 ... one topic was viewed 7700 times and got 658 responses!

    i'm a moderator and i don't get that kind of action. :shock:

    maybe i should be jealous.

    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'm sorry, but i'm confused by the question. none of your posts have been ignored. you've gotten at least a few replies to each one. you've receive many replies to most. you also have thousands of views. no few than 107 ... one topic was viewed 7700 times and got 658 responses!

    i'm a moderator and i don't get that kind of action. :shock:

    maybe i should be jealous.

    :lol:
    She is just asking a generalized question, not a complaint,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lneal
    Have you ever posted to a thread and felt like your comment was skipped over or ignored? I have and sometimes it makes me wonder "Why did I bother to say anything"? I know no one has the intention to disregard another persons comment and we can't comment on everybody's posting, but it does make you feel a little slighted. Posting is really conversing with others and I want to make a conscious effort to do better about this, as I know myself that I have been guilty of the very thing that bothers me.
    As one can see by my post, it is clear that I was talking about replying to a thread that has been posted by someone else and having your comment ignored. So that everyone may understand I was not whining about any post that I had started and felt ignored.
    I only meant to use this thread to provoke thought to consider others this way when we are replying in a thread. I included myself so that I would do better about it too.

    I see how easily someone can be misunderstood and am sorry that this has happened as I did not intend to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lneal
    You ladies are awesome and are the most helpful group of people. I agree this board is ideal when it comes to quilting and the like. You couldn't ask for any better group of people.

    My thoughts were not necessarily about posting to a thread, but about posting on a thread and being ignored. Not always, but have you ever posted on a thread and felt skipped over or like your opinions, ideas, advice was totally ignored? There was never a mention or acknowledgement of it. Not that every post on a thread has to be talked about by everybody, but when it happens several times you begin to wonder why you bothered with the input.

    Maybe I'm not making sense but I just wondered if others have had the same experience. And ladies I'm not bringing this up because it's just me. It is something I want to do better on because I know I am guilty of doing, the very same thing to others, that bothers me.
    I hope this clears up any misunderstandings.

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